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Apr 16 2012

Bhutan Happiness

Bhutan Tours – Getting Formula for Happiness   by Mike Atherton

Bhutan also known as the land of the thunder dragon is a paradise for environmentalists. If you decide to travel to Bhutan, make sure you book in advance and confirm all your travel plans. This is essential when visiting Bhutan.

Bhutan’s lure

Bhutan holidays are guaranteed to be a calming and spiritual experience. Booking and confirming your reservations is vital before applying for your visa. Bhutan is dotted with several monasteries and is considered home to as many as two hundred of them. In order to travel to Bhutan, you can either fly up to Paro or opt to take the route to Phuentsholing. This beautiful country is full of breathtaking landscape and scenery. More than seventy percent of this land is forest area and is scarcely populated. It is a haven for nature lovers. Sitting peacefully in the lap of the Himalayas, Bhutan offers the best views of spectacular mountain peaks. Once you go on a Bhutan holiday you will realize that it has a very unique culture and lifestyle. The people are warm and inviting.

Bhutan Tours

Bhutan tours take you to the roots of the country. Tours are easily available as Bhutan is a very well known tourist destination. Most tours revolve around the landscape and beauty of Bhutan. You will be able to visit craft shops, picturesque landscape and experience the heritage of Bhutan. If that is not enough, you can also visit Thimphu. It is the soul of Bhutan in the form of its architecture, ethnicity and culture. Bhutan holidays if not planned well can be hectic and too packed with activities. In case you prefer a laid back holiday, pick a travel package that ensures you get to see the true Bhutan as well as have a relaxing holiday.

Booking your holiday

Booking your holiday is simple and quick especially if it is online. Contrary to what people may think, booking online with the right kind of agency you can save money as well as enjoy a carefree vacation to Bhutan. Bhutan tour packages always include a guide and accommodation. Before you prepare to travel to Bhutan remember to check up on the climate, your itinerary, the specific destinations per city as well as the arrangements being made for your stay. When booking online, read through the entire package details for any unspecified costs or missing details. In case you need to clarify details, always call up the help line. You can use this help line to book your Bhutan holiday as well. But most of all, remember to make the best of your surroundings and the hillsides. While flying to Paro, you may even get to see the Himalayas if there is good visibility.

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